PREHISTORIC humans may have been responsible for the extinction of the Woolly Mammoth after all, according to research. Simulations suggest that a combination of hunting by hungry humans and dramatic climate change killed off the mighty beasts 4,000 years ago. Previously, scientists have suggested that extreme weather or genetic disease may have driven the demise of the species. According to new research from experts in Australia, mammoths would not have died out when they did if it were not for humans. "In the absence of humans, we would expect woolly mammoths would have persisted for an extra 4,000 years in some areas," Dr Damien Fordham at the University of Adelaide in South Australia told New Scientist . The models also suggested that mammoths survived longer in several locations across Eurasia than was previously believed. "People should be sending out expeditions to find fossil material," Dr Fordham said. The Woolly Mammoth – the last surviving mammoths … [Read more...] about Woolly mammoths were ‘wiped out by humans AND climate change’ – and would otherwise still be here today
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ALDI has topped the charts as Britain’s cheapest and favourite in-store supermarket, an annual Which? survey has revealed. Brits gave the German discount supermarket five stars for value for money - the only grocer in the country to be given this top rating. It beat rival Lidl, who came in close behind with four stars, as well as eight other stores. Tesco, Morrisons and Iceland came in joint third place with three stars, while Marks & Spencers, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Asda were all given two stars. Co-op came in last with one star. Over 3,000 Brits took part in the survey, and Aldi was also top of the leaderboard overall for its instore shopping experience. How to cut the cost of your grocery shop SAVING on your shop can make a big difference to your wallet. Here are some tips from comparison site Money.co.uk about how you can cut the cost of your shopping bills: Write yourself a list – Only buy items that you need. If it isn’t on your list, don’t … [Read more...] about Cheapest supermarket revealed in annual Which? survey
Khloe Kardashian shared another image to Instagram on Friday where she looked incredibly slender. The 36-year-old mogul was in all black as she was pushing her Good American shoes which have restocked recently. Like her last set of images, the star had unusually long legs and a tin waist which the mother to True Thompson blamed on a camera lens. SLIM is in: Khloe Kardashian shared another image to Instagram on Friday where she looked incredibly slender. The 36-year-old mogul was in all black as she was pushing her Good American shoes which have restocked recently Just the legs: The day before the girlfriend of Tristan Thompson shared a snap of only her legs. 'Good American Booties x Skims tights,' she said The shoes were Good American leopard print booties. The star was helping out her sister Kim Kardashian by also wearing SKIMS tights. The day before the girlfriend of Tristan Thompson shared a snap of only her legs. 'Good American Booties x Skims … [Read more...] about Khloe Kardashian shares another super skinny photo… after laughing off claims she has been altering her images for Good American
If there was a year when we all started "googling" and a year we all started "facebooking" and "tweeting," then 2020 was the year we all started "zooming." It's not like the company behind Zoom — a US-based videoconferencing platform — invented visual chatting via the internet. Google didn't invent search engines and Facebook didn't invent social blogging, either (or hate speech for that matter). But there's always one that takes off, and that company's name invariably becomes a generic term by which we all do that thing. It's a moment at which we know that that thing has become ubiquitous, socially relevant, and of interest to science. So, we zoom, no matter whether we're on Skype, WhatsApp, Signal, FaceTime, Whereby, Webex, Teams, Moodle, BigBlueButton, WeChat, Telegram, Viber, Slack, Wickr — to name a few in a plethora of contenders, lest we be accused of bias. All videoconferencing platforms have one thing in common, say researchers at Stanford University's Virtual Human … [Read more...] about COVID: Tired of endless videoconferencing?
Police and teachers' leaders blasted the government today after it emerged they will not be given priority for the Covid vaccine. Boris Johnson was accused of a "deep and damaging betrayal" by following scientific advice that it will be quicker to prioritise the jab for healthy under-50s by age alone. Downing Street today confirmed the Prime Minister will follow advice from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The experts said Phase 2 of the rollout from mid-April should be in three age-based steps - 40-49s, 30-39s and finally 18-29s - to make it as quick and simple as possible. Professor Wei Shen Lim, COVID-19 Chair for JCVI, said age "remains a dominant factor" in risk even in the under-50s and looking for all teachers or police officers would slow down the vaccine rollout. But the national chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales claimed it was a "deep and damaging betrayal" which "will not be forgotten". John Apter … [Read more...] about Teachers and police blast vaccine priority list – key groups that aren’t bumped up